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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,088 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,088
Reviews: 1,486
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 233 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.74% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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steveh

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thought I'd pick this up for fun and old time's sake, also to see if the Hipsters really know something the rest of us don't.

Haven't had this in about 15 years -- 8 oz drafts at a small, old local pizza joint.

24 ounce can (people have really had this on cask and nitro pour? Yeah - sure), best by Sep 10, 2012.

A -- Pours a strikingly pale, clear, light straw color with a surprisingly thick white head that settles quickly. Good for style, I suppose. Good for beer drinkers..?

S -- Very light grainy character -- hard to even detect. Maybe the mildest DMS in its very fresh aroma form. This actually has less overall character than the guidelines suggest.

T -- Mildest grainy character with some light carbonic bite, vague hop bitterness and the tell-tale sweet corn character in the finish -- though overall, pretty much no flavor to be offensive or exciting. There's some odd, mild tartness in the aftertaste that lets you know this isn't tonic water, but it's not something I'd look for in a beer.

M -- Light body, thin mouthfeel with crispness from the high carbonation. About spot on to style.

O -- Um... does anyone know if Pabst cost less than bottled water in bars and restaurants? I know it's an old cliché, but the overall character of this beer is just the sort of thing that got me looking into beers brewed in the old-world ways. I honestly can't understand the draw to this beer other than its cost and that it just doesn't make you care about what you're drinking. Even the lightest bodied and mellowest micro-brews are more appealing to me.

Serving type: can

07-13-2012 21:01:29 | More by steveh
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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,088 ratings.